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What types of people are likely to be a distracted driver?

We all tend to multi-task at times. While this is fine when we are at home, at school or work, this is an issue when it is behind the wheel of a vehicle. Distracted driving is a known danger; however, motorists across the nation partake in this dangerous activity. While not all drivers are compelled to distractions while they are driving, there are some drivers that are more likely to be a distracted driver than others.

More than 1.25 million people die in automobile crashes worldwide, There are two top reasons for these crashes, one of them being distracted driving. When a driver decides to use their phone while driving, they open themselves up to a higher chance of being involved in a crash. In fact, their risk is multiplied by four. Using a phone, although not the only form of distracted driving, causes slower reaction time, makes it difficult to remain in one's lane and causes driver to driver too close to other vehicles.

What types of people are likely to be a distracted driver? Based on current research, there are personality types when it comes to distracted driving. Researchers found six types of people that are most likely to drive distracted. This includes young men, those who drive often, neurotic people, extroverted people, those who believe distracted driving is socially acceptable and those who feel that distracted driving is out of their control.

While researchers have identified those more likely to drive distracted, this does not reduce the number of accidents caused by distracted drivers. If you have been harmed in a car accident, it is important to understand the cause and who was liable. Filing a personal injury claim can help you assert your rights, hold a negligent driver accountable and help with the recovery of compensation.

Source: Reader's Digest, "These Are the Types of People Most Likely to Be a Distracted Driver," Lauren Cahn,

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